Zimbabwe looks to black farmers to provide reparations to displaced white farmers
- As the Zimbabwean government struggles to keep its economy afloat, it has toyed with shifting the burden of reparation to black farmers, who lease land from the government, through a compensation fund created through their rent payments.
- White farmers were displaced as a part of a contentious indigenization program that saw massive land redistribution beginning in 2000, promoted as a corrective to the expropriation of land from black families under colonialism.
- More than 6,000 farms remain for reparation assessment, with only 240 white farmers having begun to receive payment.
“We can’t pay: Zimbabwe farmers resist compensating evicted white landowners” (Reuters)
“Zimbabwe May Ask Black Farmers to Help Repay Ousted Whites” (Bloomberg)
“Zimbabwe begins talks to compensate evicted white farmers” (AfricaNews)
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